We're experts at putting things straight.

With in-person appointments, home monitoring app, and local orthodontists planning your smile transformation, we don’t leave anything to chance. 

Our difference

We only use local orthodontists to create your new smile

Our team of highly skilled Melbourne orthodontists will design your plan, meaning that you can have full confidence in an accountable, top-tier process.

How Urban Smile is different

  Traditional Orthodontist Dentist Online Brands
Always use a specialist orthodontist yes yes no no
Home monitoring app yes no no no
Price $$ $$$ $$ $
In-person visits yes yes yes no
Bite correction (if required) yes yes yes no

With you every step of the way

As we’re committed to delivering top quality results and care for our patients, we combine in-person visits with our home monitoring app. In between your visits to the clinic, we add an extra layer of care, using the app to monitor your tooth movement from the comfort of your own home to ensure your treatment is on track.

What we use to straighten your teeth

What we use to straighten your teeth

Our orthodontists use advanced clear aligner technology to straighten your teeth. They have treated thousands of adults and children with aligners. The overall quality of your new smile is determined by the experience and expertise of the doctor planning your new smile.

The benefits of clear aligners

The gentler way to get the same great results as braces.

Our advanced aligner technology uses attachments that allow the aligners to grip the teeth for accurate and predictable results.

Comfortable

Invisible

Less pain

Hygienic

Bite correction

Predictable results

Comfortable

Invisible

Less pain

Hygienic

Bite correction

Predictable results

 
Free Dental Health Screening
Using our advanced AI technology, we can screen your teeth for possible required dental work. Whilst this does not replace your dental check-up, it gives information to you and your dentist about dental work needed before orthodontic treatment commences.
yes
Trusted Premium Clear Aligner Brands
We only use the leading brands of premium clear aligners.
yes
Attachments
Advanced technology that allow the aligners to grip the teeth for more accurate and faster tooth movement.
yes
IPR
Precise fine tooth polishing if required to gain space and to reduce black triangles between front teeth.
yes
Alignment of the Front Smiling Teeth yes
Alignment of Back Teeth yes
Broadening of Smile (if required) yes
Bite Correction (if required)
Correctly fitting the upper and lower teeth together to give you a healthy and straight smile that will last you a lifetime.
yes
At Home Monitoring App
Using our AI powered phone app we’ll be checking your tooth movement and answering any questions you have throughout your smile journey.
yes
In Person Visits
For best results, our AHPRA registered oral health therapists personally assess your tooth movement at critical times during your treatment.
yes
We use specialist orthodontists
We strongly believe that achieving premium, long-term results only comes via having an orthodontist design your treatment plan. Our highly regarded specialists are well known and extremely experienced.
yes
Retainers included in price
Our retainers are included so you get to keep your smile for life.
yes
Fixed Hidden Retainers
On the back of teeth (Optional extra).
yes
Refinement Aligners
Our refinement aligners allow our orthodontists to fine tune your result towards the end of treatment to ensure a premium result.
yes
Free Teeth Whitening
Professional level whitening to finish off your brilliant new smile.
yes

Start your smile journey

Located at 747 Glenferrie Road,
Hawthorn next to Chemist Warehouse.

Dr Alison Sahhar

Dr Alison Sahhar

Specialist Orthodontist

BHSC(DENT), MDENT (LA TROBE), DCD (MELBOURNE)

Member Australian Society of Orthodontists


Dr Alison Sahhar grew up in Gippsland, Victoria. She graduated from La Trobe University in the inaugural dentistry cohort. During her tertiary education, Alison was awarded the final year academic prize in dentistry and was a recipient of the International Golden Key award for academic success. Following graduation, Alison returned to work in her hometown, Warragul for three years as a general dentist. Alison also returned to La Trobe University teaching dentistry students as a preclinical and clinical demonstrator. Dr Sahhar then completed the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics, a three-year specialist training programme at the University of Melbourne.

Alison holds professional membership in the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the Australian Dental Association and is a certified member of the Australasian Orthodontic Board. Alison has had strong involvement with the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch previously serving as chair of the recent graduates and students committee, member of the CPD committee and chair of the South Eastern group.

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Dr Sarah C Lawrence

Dr Sarah Lawrence

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (OTAGO); MDSC (MELBOURNE)

Member Australian Society of Orthodontists


Dr Sarah Lawrence originally grew up in New Zealand and graduated from the University of Otago Dental School. She completed her three-year specialist Orthodontic training at the University of Melbourne. Since 2004 she has been in private Orthodontic practice with her husband Dr Igor Lavrin. She has also worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne as part of the Craniofacial unit.

Dr Lawrence is a Clinical Tutor and Lecturer for Postgraduate Orthodontic students at the University of Melbourne. This role includes supervising a number of ongoing research projects.

Dr Lawrence has a keen interest in Invisalign treatment and has achieved Blue Diamond status (treating over 750  cases per year). This is the highest provider status awarded by the manufacturers of Invisalign. She has been a Clinical Consultant and speaker for Invisalign in the Asia-Pacific region. She has lectured in Australia, New Zealand, China, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, India and the United States.

In her spare time Dr Lawrence likes to spend time with her family which includes her husband, Dr Igor Lavrin and 3 daughters, as well as cooking and gardening.

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Dr Igor Lavrin

Dr Igor Lavrin

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (ADELAIDE); MDSC (HARVARD)

Member Australian Society of Orthodontists


Dr Igor Lavrin grew up in both Melbourne and Hong Kong. He received his dental education at the University of Adelaide, before returning to work as a general dentist in Melbourne. Furthering his expertise, Dr Lavrin completed a three-year Orthodontic specialist programme and Master’s degree at Harvard University in the United States. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for scholastic and clinical excellence and published articles in Orthodontic and scientific literature.

He has worked in private Orthodontic practice in Massachusetts, USA, and lectured internationally in the United States, Canada and throughout Asia as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

He is a Clinical Consultant and Lecturer for Invisalign in the Asia-Pacific region and holds Blue Diamond status with Invisalign. This is the highest provider status awarded by the manufactures of Invisalign. Dr Lavrin has taught Orthodontics to dental students at Harvard University and in the Orthodontic department at the University of Melbourne. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Orthodontic Department at the University of Western Australia.

Dr Lavrin is married to Dr Sarah Lawrence and the proud father of three daughters.

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